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The spotted lanternfly (SLF) was detected in Virginia in January 2018. SLF has the potential to be a pest of grapes, peaches, hops, and apples in Virginia. It is commonly associated with tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima. It also has the potential home gardens in Virginia.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
November 12, 2018